The father of a baby with Down's Syndrome allegedly abandoned in Thailand told his friends that the boy had died, a neighbour has told Australia's 7 Perth News.
The woman, who did not wish to be identified, told the news station: "He said, 'I'm really upset' and [was] crying.
"He said, 'Oh the baby girl survived but the baby boy didn't make it'."
Asked about claims regarding the father's alleged criminal past, she added, "They are a really good family ... since he moved to our neighbourhood he's a really good person".
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